When you think about medical malpractice, you may envision someone who blindly trusted a doctor that cost them an expensive mistake. However, these types of malpractice claims are rare and usually come from situations where the patient was not properly informed or given clear information about what to expect from a procedure. In fact, most malpractice claims originate from the following scenarios:
- Failure to follow treatment plans and/or provide adequate care for complications
- Failure to diagnose, a misdiagnosis, or improper diagnosis
- Unnecessary procedures or treatments
- Misuse of drugs or other medications
The best way to handle a medical malpractice claim is by gathering evidence before filing a lawsuit. But it’s also important to learn how to handle your case with the right attitude, as well as what not to do when faced with this particular type of claim.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the legal term for when a doctor or other health care provider doesn’t do their job properly. It’s important to keep in mind that medical malpractice isn’t always black and white and has many different parameters.
But regardless of the circumstances, medical malpractice is an unfortunate and serious legal issue that arises because of negligence in the medical field. When a patient is negligently harmed by a medical professional, it can have a significant impact on their mental and physical health, as well as their finances.
Imagine if you were to visit your doctor for a simple check-up, and instead of getting the treatment you were expecting, you were left with more issues than before. What if the negligence from your doctor caused your injuries to become permanent? If this was to happen to you, would you be able to get the help you need? Would you be able to afford the additional care or even pay for the damages that happened during your visit?
In most cases, the answer is a resounding “No.” That’s why it’s so important to speak with an experienced attorney about your medical malpractice claim. At the Doctor Lawyer Firm, we specialize in helping our clients seek the damages that are rightfully theirs. If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of a medical provider and need to file a medical malpractice claim, please give us a call to discuss your situation. In the meantime, we encourage you to keep reading to learn what to do (and not to do) when faced with a medical malpractice claim.
What to Do
Following this advice will ensure a smoother process in your medical malpractice claim:
- Get in touch with a medical malpractice attorney right away. The sooner you file your claim, the sooner you can be made whole again.
- Compile all of your documents in one place. From medical records to photographs, hang on to any information related to the incident.
- It’s good practice to document everything regarding your medical malpractice claim. You want to be able to give your attorney as much information as possible, and that includes pictures if possible.
What NOT to Do
It’s just as important to know what not to do in a medical malpractice claim. This includes:
- Telling your medical provider that you intend to sue them for medical malpractice. This kind of discussion should only occur between you and your attorney.
- Signing waivers. If your medical provider tries to convince you to sign a waiver, kindly refuse and tell your attorney right away.
It’s understandable if you feel anxious or even intimidated about taking on the medical establishment. But don’t ever let them bully you into agreeing to something without the consent of your attorney. If you don’t yet have legal representation, contact the Doctor Lawyer Firm today. Our team is comprised of professionals who have experience in both the legal and medical fields. As such, we know how to conduct negotiations to get you the compensation you deserve.
What’s more, we will fight to get you the maximum award for your pain and suffering. So if you need reliable and trustworthy experience in your corner, contact the Doctor Lawyer Firm. We are happy to provide you with the professional legal counsel you need to start your medical malpractice claim.
Do You Need to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
The Doctor Lawyer Firm is a team of experienced attorneys that has extensive experience in the medical and legal industries. Please feel free to continue reading to learn more about who we are. When you’re ready, we invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your medical malpractice lawsuit.
Meet Our Attorneys
Matthew Sowell: Matt has been practicing law for over 30 years. In that time, he has helped his clients win millions of dollars in damages stemming from medical malpractice. So if you are a victim of medical negligence, Matt’s knowledge and experience are essential.
Fadi Chakour: Fadi is an accomplished medical doctor who ultimately stopped practicing medicine after treating numerous victims of medical malpractice. With his invaluable knowledge of medicine, Fadi chose to bring his experience to the legal field to help patients in an entirely new way.
Have you or a loved one been injured due to medical malpractice? Please call the Doctor Lawyer Firm at 1-833-MedMals to get the legal counsel you deserve. You can also get in touch with us via our contact form.
The information in this blog post is for reference only and not legal advice. As such, you should not decide whether to contact a lawyer based on the information in this blog post. Moreover, there is no lawyer-client relationship resulting from this blog post, nor should any such relationship be implied. If you need legal counsel, please consult a lawyer licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.